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ctsandersI think I would like a better integration with SSD/MLC HDD where we see the... more »
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tina5gigaHi Henry Could you elaborate on what makes the 5th version vSphere much... more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Varadarajan NarayananYes. I would be glad to help! Let me know what is needed. more »
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Bob McGrathFor evaluation purposes, the following is... more »
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David TanDifferent virtualization vendors have different ways of evaluation criteria.... more »
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Michael PerryNo - based on consultant advice and trade reports, went with VMware without... more »
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M.TesfayeI do not have a written "Evaluation criteria for virtualization". My... more »
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Tim GoeddeThe best answer I can give as to an Evaluation Criteria Matrix is to know... more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld
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Jun 08 2014
12 answers
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Rusty IsaacScalability and stability are my most important criteria. Interested to see... more »
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James Tysinger, PMPThe ability of the software to meet all business requirements. more »
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Ken WFlexibility and ease of use more »
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Youssef EL HADJ+1 for Scalability and stability and I will add that the virtualization... more »
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LoneWolfROI and scalability. more »
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Edgar Oswaldo Alvarado Valayin order to chose a Virtualization software, usually I think business first,... more »
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jagdish nepalOS and storage compatibility, scalability ease of use obiviously. But one... more »
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Phil DurbinScalability, stability, ease of deployment and straightforward operational... more »
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pigram86Scalability, usability, stability, performance. It can be either open or not.... more »
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Sven JohansenFor me personally all of the above are relevant, (except comments like... more »
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Bruce PerrinActive Active failover between data centers and a single dashboard to cover... more »
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Carlos Eduardo Aguilera ArmasDepend of business, but apply for most ROI, escalibity and flexibility. more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jun 12 2014
21 answers
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ctsandersThere are a number of key points, but I do think there is a website that... more »
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Peter GibsonHi, My main experience with virtualisation has been VMware... more »
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Tushar Topale ☁From the cost perspective, VMware products are relatively on a higher side.... more »
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jobin johnyThe main factor when you choosing a virtualization solution is... more »
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Mohamed Abdel RahmanIn addition to all of the above answers for performance and features it's... more »
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Md. Shams SultanI would always recommend to go with VMware virtualization more »
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Lynn RothMy experience is also with VMware (Since 3.5 I think...) I agree with most... more »
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David VanceI have used pretty much every virtualization platform at one time or another... more »
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reviewer123510Look for hidden costs. VMware is a great product, but peel back the onion. If... more »
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Daniel ZeldisI have used VMware for years, and also Hyper-V (in the last 3 years). As time... more »
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Laura DiDioThere is no doubt that VMware ESXi is a top notch product in terms of leading... more »
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Md. Shams SultanVMware does tend to be pricier than competitors more »
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NickWI've used Xen/OVM and ESXi, mostly OVM. The one project that I used ESXi for,... more »
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Paddy McDermottRequired features for HA, portability of VMs, DR Ease of Management Skills... more »
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enterpri10347Hi http://www.vmware.com/products/esxi-and-esx/compare.html Capability... more »
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reviewer107682Hi , There are two category of virtualization environment. Open source type... more »
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Sven JohansenWithout wishing to sound combative, I think you're asking the wrong question.... more »
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Guy St-JeanWe didn’t research which virtualization solution to choose. Since we mainly... more »
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raj10101I would say Citrix, because Citrix has the most development around the world. more »
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Sven JohansenCan Raj10101 actually qualify what he's saying first? Please show me some... more »
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reviewer139482VMware hands-down. It takes a lot to build a reputation and sustain it. more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jun 26 2014
16 answers
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reviewer119856Hi, we have been using VMware for the past 3 years. Much to the fact that... more »
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Fábio RabeloI do neither agree nor disagree with it . The licensing system EMC uses,... more »
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Jeyendran SWe have been working with VMware vSphere for 8 years, in more then 250+ Esxi... more »
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Russell StoebeVMware is the most complete Visualization offering that is why in belongs in... more »
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Tayyab ChaudhryWe are using vCenter 5.5 Power CLI API for C# .Net to develop a customized... more »
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Md. Shams SultanMuch to the fact that it's stable, reliable, robust, secure above all... more »
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jagdish nepalEasy to configure., no need for patches like Microsoft and less dependencies... more »
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Rubens Luque Sanches Jr.I agree. VMware is a very mature technology with more than 10 years running... more »
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Dan WithrowVMWare is the grandfather of virtualization. Everyone has tried everything... more »
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reviewer123510Agreed. However, if you are looking at over ALL costs then VMware is one of... more »
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Md. Shams SultanI agree. VMware is a very mature technology with more than 10 years running... more »
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Anthony Renner-Micah LMIS, MBA, ITIL V3®, C|EH, CCP-N, CCAThe missing piece of the puzzle I can determine from all the excellent... more »
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reviewer121092Yes. Why? Because they've benefited from their learning curve advances. more »
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Laura DiDioVMware has a well earned and well deserved reputation as a leader in the... more »
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Md. Shams SultanVMware has a well earned and well deserved reputation as a leader in the... more »
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Jani NipalaMaybe you should ask this from Gartner directly ;=) - but yes agree. It is... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Community Manager
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Aug 07 2014
4 answers
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Eric Snellwhen you ask "how is it.." I'm assuming you want to know if it is easy or... more »
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Farhan ParkarHow does Hyper-V compare to alternative Virtualization solutions? As usual... more »
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Bruce PerrinTo Whom, The question is too broad. When looking at virtualization,... more »
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Francisco LopezHi. First of all making comparisons are to wide to make if you do not have... more »
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Hadas Bergman
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Nabil ZahidVMware vs Hyper-V ? Both are good, both do exactly what they say they're able... more »
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Varadarajan NarayananNeither. I would recommend avoiding lock in and go for KVM or Xen. more »
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muralirI have worked closely with both engineering teams. If majority of... more »
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Tim LinerudVMware any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Much more mature product,... more »
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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®Well Hyper-V Vs. VMware, the giant hypervisor in the market. Both are good,... more »
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Antone HeywardIt really depends on how you plan to use virtualization and what OSes you... more »
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citrixen6543Hyper-V Nick Prignano more »
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Andy BrauerHyper-V on Server 2012 works well, earlier versions were pretty... more »
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reviewer88242I have only used Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 for production, and... more »
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Tim GoeddeI have most experience with VMware, and have not worked with Microsoft 2012... more »
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kapilmalik1983Hyper-V and VMWare, both are giant in virtualization market. Both has scaling... more »
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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®@kapilmalik1983 Please note that Hyper-V works very well with EMC too. EMC... more »
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David TanHyper V 2012 and VMware both have fantastic product developments. I... more »
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kranthi kumarThere is no comparison between Hyper-V and VMware. I had personally seen the... more »
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Daniel ZeldisHaving worked with bot Hyper-V and VMware, I think comparing on features is... more »
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Aykut HakverdiIt depends. I would say both for the present. I cannot avoid using both... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Oct 13 2014
8 answers
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wassim MAÂTOUGYou can have a look at Configuration Maximums sheets for both products. It is... more »
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Farhan ParkarCheck the below discussion on... more »
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Mohamed El Shorbagy ☁☁I think this link may help: -Form VMware Side: *http://goo.gl/6GVytp... more »
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ctsandersCheck out this comparison. This is not a complete comparison because it... more »
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Farhan ParkarYou can also try the below link as OVM is based on Xen you can use Xen in... more »
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Dan GillmanBoth are similar in features however if this is for ODA appliance then you... more »
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Mandheer SehmiWe do Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMWare etc. Check out:... more »
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Siya MamfanyaHi Russell Similar buth here is another feature for feature... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Jul 23 2014
8 answers
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Howard BergmanVmware and Citrix both do similar things. They both offer server... more »
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Kiran RaoAdding to Howard's points above, VMware uses their existing Hypervisor... more »
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Rakesh LakhaniHaven't used citrix but had been useing VMWARE , I will therefore concentrate... more »
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Durrell GrayWhich products specifically? more »
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Dan WithrowAdding to Howard's points, you can virtualize NetScaler as well. It is now... more »
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Jeffrey B. SmithIn short, there are so many options with each company that it is hard to... more »
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reviewer94827Sure, at a high level: VMware products allow you to set up multiple virtual... more »
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Shams-ul ArifinHi, VMware and Citrix XenServer both are Bare metal (Type1) Virtualization... more »
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Avigail Sugarman
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Community Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 23 2014
21 answers
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reviewer84711ESXi is what is called a "type 1 hypervisor": a dedicated virtualization... more »
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Julian ShawHyper-V all the way kind regards Julian Shaw more »
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Michael PerryTwo entirely different systems. Assuming you are running ESXi on a server,... more »
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roy2098ESXi designed for server production environment; VMWare Workstation for... more »
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reviewer156282VMWare Workstation works on an desktop machine, but ESXi works on a server... more »
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reviewer106698Hi, For sure there will be difference since on vmware workstation you will... more »
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Raymond BaastadAssuming the hardware is exactly teh same, ESXi would still perform better by... more »
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Saif Ul IslamAs far as the performance of the two vms on vmware workstation and ESXi is... more »
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Carlos Eduardo Aguilera ArmasHello: Of course there is a difference between those two solutions. ... more »
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reviewer148794Hi These 2 solutions use the same hypervisor. It should not give too much... more »
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Steve DeanMichael & Raymond are spot on. Assuming the HW is identical, one running... more »
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Russell StoebeThe ESXI Hyipervisor is the only software running under the VM. If you are... more »
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Floyd HilmanESX(i) is a type 1 hypervisor, which means it would typically run on bare... more »
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ctsandersI am in agreement with Mr. Perry, if you are looking at performance, ESXi is... more »
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Tushar Topale ☁To put it simply, ESXi is a bare-metal host/OS, meant to host heavier Server... more »
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rushdirizvyIf I may explain in layman terms. VMware Workstation needs an Operating... more »
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reviewer82623NO, Esxi is bare metal hypervisor (Virtual layer) which sits directly... more »
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Aman SyedLots of good information on this topic explaining ESXi being a Type 1/Bare... more »
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Kareem HadeeESXI is a type 1 hypervisor used mainly in datacenters for capacity planning... more »
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Dzmitry DanilauVMware workstation installs on " top of the operating system, usually... more »
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Alvaro SotoHi, there are a lot of differences between ESX and VMware Workstation, some... more »